Western medicine responds to arthritis by masking the pain with an analgesic, or painkilling medicine – and ultimately surgery. These treatments do not address the actual cause of arthritic inflammation and never restore joint function.
Exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood may increase the risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
A study by the British Society Rheumatology found that secondhand smoke can lead to RA, due to a toxin called cadmium that is released when people breathe out tobacco smoke.
If you’re experiencing arthritis, we can help.
It’s normal to feel fatigued with arthritis.
While there are a variety of reasons why this might occur, researchers have found that treating fatigue symptoms directly can reduce the severity of symptoms.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to have celiac disease, both of which are autoimmune diseases.
To diminish RA symptoms, we recommend removing gluten from your diet – which causes inflammation, leading to joint pain.
There may be a new treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms!
According to a study presented at EULAR, a treatment of electro stimulation of the vagus nerve could provide relief from arthritis pain.
Reduce arthritis aches and pains with olive oil!
Extra-virgin olive oil contains a compound called oleocanthal, which helps eliminate inflammatory enzymes – decreasing joint pain by 25%. Try incorporating olive oil into the diet by drizzling it on salads or roast vegetables.
Approximately 30% of people with psoriasis will also develop psoriatic arthritis.
While there isn’t one single way to prevent it, getting tested for inflammation and treating by a functional medicine doctor can help reduce or prevent more symptoms down the line.